Tag: Gender

Ethnicity and Gender in the Age of Globalization: The Case of Latinas/Latinos in the United States

María Patricia Fernández-Kelly
Power Surrendered, Power Restored:The Politics of Home and Work Among Latinas
March 10, 1997, 3:30PM, 8417 Social Sciences
Estrangement and Affinity: Dilemmas of Identity Among Latina/Latino Children in Southern California and South Florida
March 12, 1997, 3:30PM, 8417 Social Science
Seminar for Students and Faculty
March 13, 1997, 12:20PM, 340 Ingraham

Unequal Freedom: Race and Gender in the Shaping of American Citizenship and Labor

Evelyn Nakano Glenn
"Universalism and Exclusion in American Citizenship"
October 16, 2001, 3:30PM, 206 Ingraham
"Freedom and Coercion in the American Labor System"
October 17, 2001, 3:30PM, 8417 Social Science
Seminar for Students and Faculty
October 18, 2001, 12:20PM, 8108 Social Science

Engendering the Politics of Belonging

Nira Yuval-Davis
"Gender, Nation, and the notion of ‘Human Security'"
February 17, 2003, 12:00PM, 8417 Social Sciences
"Boundaries, Borders and the Situated Imagination"
February 19, 2003, 3:30PM, 8417 Social Science

    Nira Yuval-Davis is Professor of Gender & Ethnic Studies at the University of Greenwich, London and Visiting Professor at the Department of Cultural Studies at the University of East London. Professor Yuval-Davis has written extensively on theoretical and empirical aspects of women, nationalism, racism, fundamentalism and citizenship in Europe, Israel and elsewhere. She is the author or co-author of ten books, including Gender and Nation, which has been translated into six languages.

Globalization, Gender, and Social Theory

Robert Connell
“Men, masculinities and gender justice in global context”
Tuesday September 13th 2005, 206 Ingraham, 4PM
“The northern theory of globalization: a critique from the far south”
Wednesday September 14th 2005, 206 Ingraham, 4pm
Seminar for students and faculty
12:20pm Thursday September 15th 2005 8108 Social Sciences

R.W.Connell is University Professor of Education at the University of Sydney, formerly at the University of California-Santa Cruz and Macquarie University. Professor Connell is a researcher and theorist concerned with human experience, social dynamics, social justice and peace. He is the author of sixteen books, including Gender (Cambridge, Polity, 2002), The Men and the Boys (Berkeley, University of California Press, 2000), Masculinities (Berkeley, University of California Press, 1995), Schools and Social Justice (Philadelphia, Temple University Press, 1993), and Gender and Power (Stanford, Stanford University Press, 1987).


On Intersectionalities, Diasporas, and Inequalities

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The Havens Center Spring 2007 Visiting Scholars Program and the UW Global Studies Program present
Rose Brewer
Theory and Practice Binds in Intersectional Analyses: Race, Class, and Gender
Tuesday March 27, 4pm, 206 Ingraham
African Diasporas: Shifting Class, Nation, Gender, and Race Realities in the "New Global Order"
Wednesday, March 28, 4pm, 8417 Social Science
State Policies and the U. S. Racial Wealth Divide: African Americans, Native Americans, Latinos and Asians
Thursday, March 29, 12:20 pm, 8146 Social Science

Dr. Rose M. Brewer is Professor, Morse-Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor, and past chair of the African American & African Studies Department at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Professor Brewer also holds affiliated appointments in the Departments of Sociology and Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies. She received her M.A and Ph.D degrees in Sociology from Indiana University, and did post-doctoral studies at the University of Chicago. She has written extensively on black families, race, class and gender, and public policy, publishing over 40 refereed journal articles, book chapters, and scholarly essays in these areas. She is the editor with Lisa Albrecht of Bridges of Power: Women’s Multicultural Alliances. She is also co-editor of Is Academic Feminism Dead?: Theory in Practice (New York University Press, 2000), with the Social Justice Group, Center for Advanced Feminist Studies, University of Minnesota. Her most recent co-authored book is The Color of Wealth (The New Press, 2006), which was selected as one of the top l0 books for 2006, receiving the Gustavus-Meyers Book Award for best books on bigotry and human rights.

Professor Brewer’s commitment to undergraduate education and her scholarly achievements have been widely recognized. She is one of ten University of Minnesota faculty recipients of the Morse-Alumni Teaching Award for Teaching Excellence and Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education. She has also received the African American Learning Resources Center Award for Teaching Excellence, among numerous other awards. In 1999 she was inducted into the National Academy of Distinguished Teachers, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Professor Brewer has spent over a decade working on curriculum transformation and progressive pedagogy, and consults nationally on issues of race, class, and gender in the curriculum.

Rose Brewer defines herself as a scholar-activist. For over a decade, she has been a member of the board of Project South: Institute for the Elimination of Poverty and Genocide. She has also served on the board of United for a Fair Economy, and is a founding member of the Black Radical Congress.


Ethel Brooks
"Unraveling the Garment Industry: Transnational Organizing and Women's Work"
Tuesday, March 10, 4pm, 206 Ingraham
Open Seminar: "Production, Reproduction and Citizenship in Transnational Perspective"
Wednesday, March 11, 11am, 5243 Humanities
"Missing Pakistanis: Gender, Citizenship and the War on Terror"
Wednesday, March 11, 4pm, 8417 Social Science

Co-sponsored by the UW Global Studies Program and the Comparative US Studies Collective.

ETHEL BROOKS is Associate Professor of Women’s & Gender Studies and Sociology at Rutgers University. She is interested in the relations of gender, race, class, labor practices and nation-state formations, with a focus on South Asia, Central America and the United States. Her research explores areas of critical political economy, globalization, social movements, feminist theory, comparative sociology, nationalism, urban geographies and post-colonialism, with close attention to epistemology.  She is the author of Unraveling the Garment Industry: Transnational Organizing and Women's Work (University of Minnesota Press, 2007) and the co-editor of the special issue of WSQ on "Activisms."  Her current projects include Missing Pakistanis: Gender, Race and Citizenship after September 11 and Disrupting the Nation:  Romani Sexuality, Raced Bodies, Productivity, as well as a co-authored text on gender and globalization in sociology.

Gender Dimensions of the Global Financial Crisis

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Diane Elson
"Gender Dimensions of the Global Financial Crisis: High Income Countries"
Tuesday, September 22, 4pm, 206 Ingraham
"Gender Dimensions of the Global Financial Crisis: Middle and Low Income Countries"
Wednesday, September 23, 4pm, 8417 Social Science
Open Seminar for students, faculty, and public
Thursday, September 24, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Science

Co-sponsored by Global Studies

Diane Elson is Professor of Sociology at the University of Essex (UK). For almost 40 years, she has carried out research on gender and development, and is regarded as one of the 50 key thinkers on development – David Simon, ed., Fifty Key Thinkers on Development (Routledge, 2005). Her current research and teaching interests focus on global social change and the realization of human rights, with a particular focus on gender inequality and economic and social rights. Elson has served as a member of the U.N. Millennium Project Taskforce on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, and as vice-president of the International Association for Feminist Economics. From 1998 to 2000, she occupied the post of Special Advisor to the Executive Director of the United Nations Development Fund for Women.

The Market Frontier

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Arlie Hochschild
"So Close to Home: Intimate Life on the Market Frontier"
Tuesday, November 16, 4 pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
"Global Traffic in Female Service: Nannies, Surrogates, and Emotional Labor"
Wednesday, November 17, 4 pm, 8417 Social Science
Open Seminar for Students, Faculty, and the Public
Thursday, November 18, 12:20 pm, 8108 Social Science

Co-sponsored by Global Studies

A U.C. Berkeley sociologist, Arlie Hochschild is the author of The Managed Heart, The Second Shift, The Time Bind, The Commercialization of Intimate Life and the co-edited Global Woman: Nannies, Maids and Sex Workers in the New Economy. She is the winner of the A.S.A. Jessie Bernard Award,  and the 2000 Public Understanding of Sociology Award. Three of her books   have been selected as “notable books of the year” by the New York Times Book Review, plays have been based on two and her work has been translated into 14 languages. She’s finishing a book on the Commodity Frontier. According to Professor Hochschild, we live on a commodity frontier. On one side of it, we find unpaid intimate life and on the other side, we find goods and activities we pay for. This frontier pushes forward into (and sometimes draws back from) many realms of modern life – the realms of the economy, sports, prisons, arts, education. In this series of talks, Professor Hochschild focuses on those paid services which deal with the intimate realm of life at each stage of the life cycle.  Here she draws on interviews with clients and their love coaches, wedding planners, sometimes gestational surrogates, potty-trainers, parenting consultants, nannies, elder care managers, and burial ash distributors. As the commodity frontier moves, it alters what we do, how we think and how we feel.  It is a frontier in mentality.  When we hire service providers, we set up an “avatar-like” relationship between ourselves, she argues, and events of symbolic importance to us.   We become as managers of our private lives. This creates a new challenge to the deepest paradigm underlying all emotional life. Commodification threatens to detach us from our personal symbols. Through what she calls “market mechanisms of defense” we intuitively re-attach ourselves to those symbols. Indeed she theorizes there is a meta-emotion-work of ‘attachment and detachment’ required in the world of an advancing commodity frontier. She illustrates various mechanisms of defense and re-attachment.  These, she argues, we need to live modern lives, and also need to see “through” in order to understand the larger forces that require us need them.


The Feminist Compass

Nancy Folbre
"The Capitalist Trajectory"
Wednesday, February 23, 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
"The Socialist Imaginary"
Thursday, February 24, 12:20pm, location to be announced


NANCY FOLBRE is Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her research explores the interface between political economy and feminist theory, with a particular emphasis on the value of unpaid care work. In addition to numerous articles published in academic journals, she is the author of Greed, Lust, and Gender: A History of Economic Ideas (Oxford, 2009), Valuing Children: Rethinking the Economics of the Family (Harvard, 2009), Who Pays for the Kids?: Gender and the Structures of Constraint (Routledge, 1994) and co-editor, with Michael Bittman, of Family Time: The Social Organization of Care (Routledge, 2004). Books she has written for a wider audience include Saving State U (New Press, 2010); The Field Guide to the U.S. Economy (with James Heintz and Jonathan Teller-Elsberg, New Press, 2006 and earlier editions), The Invisible Heart: Economics and Family Values (New Press, 2001), and The War on the Poor: A Defense Manual (with Randy Albelda, New Press, 1996). She currently coordinates a working group on care work sponsored by the Russell Sage Foundation. You can read her regular contribution to the New York Times Economix Blog at http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/author/nancy-folbre/



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Ruth Milkman
“Women’s Work & Economic Crisis Revisited: Comparing the Great Recession & the Great Depression”
Monday, April 11, 4pm, 5141 Nancy Nicholas Hall, 1300 Linden Dr.
“A New Political Generation? Millennials & the Dynamics of the Post-2008 Cycle of Protest”
Tuesday, April 12, 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
Open Seminar for Students, Faculty & Public
Wednesday, April 13, 12:00 noon, 8108 Social Science

Co-sponsored by Institute for Regional and International Studies and the Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies

RUTH MILKMAN is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center and at the Joseph S. Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies, where she teaches Labor Studies and also serves as Research Director. Milkman is a sociologist of labor and labor movements who has written on a variety of topics involving work and organized labor in the United States, past and present. Her early research focused on the impact of economic crisis and war on women workers in the 1930s and 1940s. She then went on to study the restructuring of the U.S. automobile industry and its impact on workers and their union in the 1980s and 1990s. More recently she has written extensively about low-wage immigrant workers in the U.S., analyzing their employment conditions as well as the dynamics of immigrant labor organizing. She is the author or co-author of a dozen books, including Gender at Work: The Dynamics of Job Segregation by Sex during World War IIFarewell to the Factory: Auto Workers in the Late Twentieth CenturyL.A. Story: Immigrant Workers and the Future of the U.S. Labor Movement, and Unfinished Business: Paid Family Leave in California and the Future of U.S. Work-Family Policy (with Eileen Appelbaum).